Cryptogram by Professor David Mamet
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By Professor David Mamet

The Cryptogram

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Cryptogram by Professor David Mamet

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In this gripping short play, David Mamet combines mercurial intelligence with genuinely Hitchcockian menace. The Cryptogram is a journey back into childhood and the moment of its vanishing - the moment when the sheltering world is suddenly revealed as a place full of danger. On a night in 1959 a boy is waiting to go on a camping trip with his father. His mother wants him to go to sleep. A family friend is trying to entertain them - or perhaps distract them. Because in the dark corners of this domestic scene, there are rustlings that none of the players want to hear. And out of things as innocuous as a shattered teapot and a ripped blanket, Mamet re-creates a child's terrifying discovery that the grownups are speaking in code, and that that code may never be breakable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679746539
ISBN-10: 0679746536
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 9mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor David Mamet

David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He taught at Goddard College, the Yale Drama School, and New York University, and regularly lectures to classes at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is the author of the acclaimed plays "Oleanna," "Speed-the-Plow," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "American Buffalo," and "Sexual Perversity in Chicago. "He has also written screenplays for such films as "Homicide," "House of Games," and the Oscar-nominated "The Verdict," four collections of essays, a novel, and a book of poems. His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award.

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